“Doing vs not doing is what distinguishes success from failure.” – The Change Revolution
The west coast of the United States has been experiencing heavy rains with gusts of wind and overcast weather. I haven’t been able to enjoy running with nature lately. So I mostly spend a few hours every week in the gym.
A few days ago, I had a long work day and I was so tired after coming home, I almost convinced myself to stay home and take it easy, unwind, watch some TV. I came up with reasons that made sense why staying at home would in fact be better than going for a swim. So, I slouched on the couch, surfing the channels on my TV set (yes, I still haven’t upgraded to the hi-tech, hi-fi, LCD/plasma screen TV yet). As such, I am not much of a TV person. On an avergage, per week, I probably watch 5 to 6 hours of TV.
Anyway, getting back to my story. As 5 minutes passed by, I shook myself, well not literally, but in a manner of speaking, yes, I shook myself, and in that moment, the rays of the sun broke through the clouds and entered my house through the blades of the blinds, almost as if reflecting the realization that dawned up me – not for the first time 😛 – but yet once again in the most dramatic way ever, which BTW, is the case every single time 😉
So, I jumped off the couch, this time, literally. Got my swim bag ready, picked up my keys and drove off in the distant darkness. Seriously, like I said before, it was dark and overcast. Once, I dipped my foot in the pool, that’s it. I was smiling from ear-to-ear. So glad, I didn’t end up lazing at home, apparently, “unwinding” from the long day – well sometimes, that is necessary, but this was not that one time. I swam laps, back and forth, had so much fun.
Then on my way back, I turned on the radio and listened to songs, to which the rain drops, hitting my windshield provided the perfect background score.
When I came home, I made this sketch to illustrate how if at any time in life, we fail, it is mostly ONLY because we chose NOT DOING vs DOING.
Have a great day y’all 🙂